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project going. >> capitol project section is embarking on unchartered territory for the authority. we had a couple of months ago a presentation on the (inaudible) island interchange improvement project and these are all of the crazy, short, curves and ramps connecting the island to the oakland bay bridge and it is a difficult project and it required quite a lift in terms of funding a project and this is a work that we are taking on at the request of the mayor's office and the treasure island development authority, working with them. this year you will see the final design work on the project and the right-of-way acquisition and permits. the parkway, as you are familiar with phase one that was the traditional project, working on the item and we have handed over operations and maintenance of that part of the facility, and the private partner of the project. and the demolition is under way on phase two and you should have seen pictures of that and we can bring them to you, there is a lot of work going on
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coordinating with the buildings and the cal transand the various schedules in that project. the capitol project section and a lot of key projects and the (inaudible) circulation study. and there are also coordinating with the mayor's office with the other san francisco agencies to bring consensus on san francisco input to things that are related to high speed rail and this effects very closely, and given the blended system approach and a slight oversight and the technical support to the subway, and transit center cal tran, and these are three of the significant tough projects in prop k and one of the things that i will mention for this section is a cross sectional effort that we have mentioned a couple of times i think at the board which is providing technology enhancements to stream line grapts management and oversight those for authority and project sponsor and being done through a web
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based port tal and capitol projects is leading that primarily with the technology services section. okay, the other section, defies my ability to speak quickly and so i will continue here it is a very full work program for the planning section. you will see here almost every study, whether we are lead or co-lead, we are working in close partnership with the relevant city and sometimes private entities and sfmta is frequently our partner and this will be a big year getting out on the yard and another item on the plans and programs agenda later this morning on the vaness is the wonderful milestone to finish the environmental and the sfmta where they take over leadership of the project and the finalized design and implement bunch-innovative project and
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this one is a mouth fund, (inaudible) management partnership looks at way to leverage the private sector, funding in the transportation sector and this builds on the muni and provide resource and support to private sector employers who are providing shuttles and other forms of management to see if we could pool those resources and effectively, serve their needs with the existing revenues that are available. let's see, very big effort that hopefully will come to a close this year is the san francisco transportation plan update. this is our long range plan for the county guiding our investment for transportation priorities in the city. and it is also very exciting to work with the mayor's task force and which is looking at a need and possible revenue sources for san francisco and working hand in hand and we
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draft investment scenario for the san francisco plan and here is what we have financially con stained a set of projects which is based on the mtc's renewal forecast and we are looking at a couple of levels what else could we do? >> that is a huge offer that is coming on the workshop on pay 30th that will provide more information at the board meeting. and this also mentions that we doing a lot of follow up to the regional transportation plan and just one of those is the investment and growth strategy and working with the planning department and it goes on the land use side to try to help to facility the development of the priority development areas throughout the city and also to identify the capitol projects that can become candidates of the next cycle of when the area grand funds. i am almost done here. these last two sections have one slide but it just belies the importance, and the technology and finance and administration section and provides support related to all
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of the other sections and i am seeing the technology and service section that this group is being able to travel demands and early nationally recognized innovative model that is supporting many efforts as well as consultants throughout the city. and this is managed by over (inaudible) and works wonder and does all of the it support and the portal that is helping on that and my street, and the interactive project map where the public can go and put in the address and see everything on a map and pull of the information about the cost, funding and the current status and link to the project web page, and last but not least, finance and administration section, this is everything to make sure that we can actually function like an agency and two major efforts this year, it would include, implementing new software and this may sound extremely boring things but a difficult effort and one that we hope will do a lot to stream
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line the processes by enabling the county system to talk better to the over site system and we will need to issue long term debt and the plan update will give us a better look at when we needs the tax funds, how fast the contracts are award and build. and with that i would be happy to answer the questions. >> the last bullet, could you tell me about what that is going to look like? >> absolutely. let me have cynthia explain that and they have done innovative things on that front. >> thanks. >> we are going to dbe and lbe and the authority has its own business and enterprise and local business enterprise program and for each contract we request any applicants to have at least a minimum of
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requirement. while this requirements or percentages to require it are governed by federal state or regional projects. if it is not, we will impose something, a percentage before awarding the contracts. now, in terms of what it looks like for this current year, we record this number annually on the annual report and so you will see in number four, the fiscal year, for calendar year, 2013, next year and we have just had fiscal year, 2012 come before you in january. and so in terms of percentages, this program has been pretty good out reach of people. and we have often reached out by hiring a consultant to inform any small businesses of what the authority does, and what kind of projects were coming up, and we had something back in january that brought in over 80 small businesses.
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and showing them what kind of projects that they may possibly bid on and other firms that they could possibly partner with to bid on our projects. and in terms of how successful this program is, we have had percentages of more than 20 to 25 percent in lbe, lde participation. >> what was the percentages last year? >> i don't have that right now, but we could pull that up for you. or send that to your office. but, all of them would be like over 20 percent. >> and what is the base? >> the base is taken a look at any project that we did impose a requirement for sbe, lbe, dbe percentages and we will take a look at how invoices come in, we will input them into the system, how much per each invoice did the vendor pass the
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works down to a subcontract their qualified. and every quarter we take a look at that number if it does not meet what it expect it to meet we inquire with the vendor what is going on. >> has there been an indense in the last three years where we have not met that requirement? or not met that bench mark >> if it does not meet that, we do speak to the vendors. >> my question is has it happened? >> if so when, and like what sector? >> it has happened in different sectors based on the different needs of the project. push >> we could provide that information to you specifically, but generally it tends to happen in the more specialized areas since we are getting consultant service to support a travel demand forecasting model it may be that there are few that can do that and what i want to do for
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just a reminder is that big pie chart, the majority of it 97 percent is the funds that we give out to other agency and so we let out relatively few contracts and with that we took a new approach this last year and i think that it was a couple of months ago where we did a look ahead and where we got the information on the rfps and everybody come and i believe that we had (inaudible) and associates there to educate people and how to bid on upcoming contracts and that is something that we tend to do on a regular basis. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> are there any other questions on this information item? >> okay, seeing none, let's go to public comment. is there any member of the public that would like to comment on item number five? >> okay. seeing that there is no public comment, public comment is closed. may i have a motion? may i have a motion? >> thank you. excuse me? >> forward to the board. >> so the motion made by
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supervisor or commissioner tang,... >> yes. this is an information item. >> thank you. >> so, without objection, we move on. >> item number six please. >> introduction of new items this is an information item. >> does anyone have any new items that they would like to introduce? >> seeing none is there a member of the public that would like to talk about item six? >> no public comment. seeing none, public comment is closed. madam clerk could you call 7. >> public comment, >> all right. this is the public comment, and general public comment. seeing none. public comment is closed. >> madam clerk, what is next? >> item number 8, adjournment. >> fantastic. thank you everyone, this meeting is adjourned.>
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>> good morning, everyone. the meeting will come to order. this is tuesday may 14, meeting of the programs committee of the san francisco county transportation authority. can we have a roll call. our clerk
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is erica chang. >> commissioner breed? present, commissioner campos, absent. kim absent, march present. yee, are we have a quorum. >> thank you. i would like to thank jessie larson from sfgtv for televising us today. >> item 2. approve the minutes of the april 16, 2013 meeting sf 23 please call the next item. >> item 3. item 3: citizens advisory committee report sf 33 >> good morning. commissioners
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my name is joseph flan gan and i'm the vice-chair for the committee. there are three items on your agenda that the cac took action on in april. item 6, cac an approved the bay view hunters point mobile study final report and business plan unanimously after a discussion
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regarding the source of funding that will include both public and private funding. staff informed the cac that their expectation is private funding will pick up the majority of cost. cac was interested in the amount of responsibility of community advisory board would have in the organizations. going operations such as their role in allocating funds and evaluations of mobile manager. these details were yet to be
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determined at the time of the april cac meeting. item 7, the tfca program project items passed unanimously with the discussion focused on stability of funding which the cac was told disable year to year to automobile purchases in san francisco. item 8.. the discussion of cac
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prop questions of concern that one block demonstration program would be too small in scope and unable to build consensus on design of establishment throughout conclusions of potential benefits mta staff responded that they were working closely with the community and that this project was the best method to help the mta confirm it's assumptions to move forward in the best way
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possible to accommodate the needs of the businesses and the community. item 9. the city passed prop k request unanimously but did have some concern regarding the impact project would have. the staff say the studies found was
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appropriate because of intent of those two streets of high volume of vehicle traffic and would be serving their original attempt. the staff informed the cac that polk street project was done in an anti-participation of van ness project. so both would not be under construction at the same time. however it is still
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somewhat vague. thank you very much. that concludes my report. >> thank you, mr. flangan. that item is informational item. do we need to open this up for public comment. is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. >> could you please call item no. 4. item 4:recommend appointment of one member to the citizens advisory committee action* attachment the authority has an eleven-member citizens advisory committee cacc. cac members serve two-year terms. per the authority's administrative code, the plans and programs committee recommends and the authority board appoints individuals to fill any cac vacancies. neither authority staff nor the cac make any recommendations on cac appointments, but we maintain an up-to-date database of applications for cac membership. a chart with information about current cac members is attached, showing ethnicity, gender, neighborhood of residence, and affiliation. there is one vacancy on the cac requiring committee action. the vacancy resulted from the term expiration of wendy tran. we are seeking a recommendation
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to appoint one member >> could you please call item no. 4. sf 44 >> good morning. this item begins on page 19. on page 22 of your packet you can see a list of people who applied for the position. to qualified for appointment for the citizens advisory committee you must attend. we currently have one vacancy on the committee requiring action. this is distribution 3 we understand district 3 maybe present. >> thank you. there are no questions, let's open to public comment. sir, please come forward. are you the district 3 resident? >> i am, indeed. i'm wells. i
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lived here for 40 years. a resident of telegraph mill, married, 5 children, ph.d. scientist and retired for 15 years and now have a consulting business. i have worked with supervisor chiu for many years in district three. i'm currently on the board of s f and green belt alliance and the international institute and telegraph neighborhood center. i am a member of cac for the central subway and for the crews -- cruise terminal. the one potential conflict is that i'm married to an and she's on the committee. >> any questions?
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>> no. thank you. is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. >> commissioner campos? >> thank you, mr. chairman. just a quick question for staff. have we measured -- heard from the district 3 supervisor on this item >> we have. >> thank you. i just want to thank mr. whitney for coming forward and want to go serve the city and county of san francisco. i have had the pleasure to serve with an. i think being married to an is a very good thing. congratulations. given that we have the district supervisor who is also supportive, i make a motion to move this item forward with a recommendation. >> thank you, colleagues can we
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do this without objection? >> commissioner yee? >> before we move this, my only comment is that going forth and i will be supportive of this candidate, going forth i hope that we can all take the responsibility to make sure that there is diversity in this committee because i'm not seeing especially with wendy tran leaving, i don't see any diversity, anything at all. and that's really disturbing for the city that we live in. so, i just wanted to point that out. >> great point. >> i agree with that fully. >> thank you. so colleagues can we move this forward without objection? thank you. thank you mr. whitney. please call the next item. >> item no. 5. san francisco
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transportation plan update: core network circulation study recommendations and draft equity analysis information* enclosure 01 enclosure 02 a key component of the san francisco transportation plan sftpp is a financially constrained and one or more "vision" investment scenarios that assume a certain level of new revenues. the scenarios will be designed to respond to current and future transportation needs and to advance the four goal areas of the sftp. in response to authority board and stakeholder input, the scenarios will also be designed to address geographic and socioeconomic inequities in transportation system conditions. at the may plans and programs committee meeting, we will present the findings of the core network circulation study and a draft equity analysis. the core study was designed to recommend circulation and demand management strategies for san francisco's "core network" of streets in response to the cumulative effects of the many land use and transportation projects proposed for the core over the next 25 years. the core refers to the downtown, south of market, and mission bay areas. based on the microsimulation analysis conducted in the study's first phase, we sought to identify additional interventions in the core network that would reduce vehicle miles travelled vmtt in the study area by at least 28 a "baseline prime" scenario. the study looked at a range of different strategies' contributions to the reduction in core network traffic e.g., grouped in three categories: making better use of the grid; using price to manage demand; and rationalizing regional accesss. we will present core study recommendations and how they may be incorporated into the financially constrained and "vision" investment scenarios. we will also present the results of the draft equity analysis which looks at both geographic and socioeconomic equity of existing and future baseline transportation system conditions. the equity analysis findings will also be considered in development of the financially constrained and "vision" investment scenarios. more information on the sftp is available on the authority's website at we are seeking input and guidance from the plans and programs committee. this is >> item no. 5. sf 54 >> this is an information item. >> good morning principle transportation planner. this is an update of the san francisco
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transportation plan activities that have been upside way over the last month. two parts, miss risen will present the second part. this is a brief summary of the quit -- equity draft analysis of distribution of performance as well as geographic distribution of transportation conditions and it's looking right now just at the existing conditioning and the future 2040 conditions that we have projected if we don't make any additional investment. the purpose of this analysis is to help support the development of the sf t p investment scenarios. there are particular performance issues that are concentrated in communities of concern or in parts certain neighborhoods of san francisco that would suggest we should direct investments of one kind or another in those places. i do want to note this methodology is specifically written to address concern and questions that our community advisory committee has had. it's not title six analysis. this is a requirement of the fta federal transit administration to have a title six analysis but with a different methodology. the way we have gone about looking at the way that transportation performance issues affect communities of concern disproportionately to use a definition and a method that is
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consistent with the region. so the metropolitan transportation commission is the gray shaded neighborhood that you see on this map. this designation is used to help prioritize funding particularly lifeline transportation programs, planning funds and capital funds and the mtc went through a very extensive process to define these. we are being consistent with them. i can explain more about the methodology of how these are defined but there is a long list of criteria and these neighborhoods to be designated as a coc needs to have certain so-called degrees of disadvantaged. that is having zero car households, having